Homeless woman gives birth near Vatican and is offered place to stay
A homeless woman who gave birth near St Peter's Square has been offered a place to stay by th e Vatican.
Italian police said a patrol stopped to help the woman after she gave birth in a square just beyond Vatican territory in the early hours of the morning, w hen temperatures were hovering around freezing.
They covered her with their jackets and called an ambulance that took her to a nearby hospital.
Pope Francis's charity official, Monsignor Konrad Krajewski, visited the mother and baby in hospital.
A Vatican spokesman said the monsignor offered the woman a place for a year at a Vatican-owned residence for mothers and babies in need.
He said the woman has not decided whether to accept the offer.